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Next Audition Day  SUNDAY 19th FEB 23 - Begin after half term

Three Rivers Academy

Bell Farm Way 

Walton-on-Thames

KT12 5RW 

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Spring Term 2023

Monday & Thursday

16th January - 30th March 2023

Half Term Break | 13th - 16th February

Surrey Monday

Ages 10 - 13

Mondays

5.30 - 7.30pm 

10 week term

£240

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Ages 14 - 17

Mondays

7.30pm-9.30pm

10 week term

£240

Surrey Thursday
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Ages 14 - 17

Thursdays

8pm - 9.30pm 

10 week term

£240

Apply for Spring Term 2023

New Applicant start date: 23rd February 2023

Ages 10 - 14

Thursdays

6.30pm - 8.00pm 

10 week term

£240

Apply for Spring Term 2023

New Applicant start date: 23rd February 2023

This Term Surrey student area

MONDAYS
Lily's Classes

AUTUMN TERM 2022 recap

This term we have been more focused on industry related subjects and practical tips on being an actor. We did lessons on self-tapes, branding, cold reading and have looked at a number of different scripts. I have been encouraging the students to find roles that suit them and what their perfect audition character would be as well as their ‘branding’ as an actor. We have also had a Clowning workshop, and two filming sessions.

Edited films coming soon...

 

This Term overview
​We will be giving our students the opportunity to do more filming. They will be guided through writing their own scene and they will direct each other other in the scenes through multiple filming sessions with professional equipment. 

More details to come...
 

MONDAYS
Marina's Classes

Autumn Term 22 recap

This term we have focused on introductory practical acting techniques particularly in naturalistic acting. Including understanding a script, applying character work, creating background and methods of character development, working with voice and physicality, physical theatre , filming and improv. We have worked with various film and theatre scripts which were filmed in our filming workshop. We have had industry workshops in filming, directing and clowning. 

Edited films coming soon...

 

This Term overview
​We will be giving our students the opportunity to do more filming. They will be guided through writing their own scene and they will direct each other other in the scenes through multiple filming sessions with professional equipment. 

More details to come...
 

THURSDAYS
Lily's Classes

Autumn Term 22 recap

We are currently in rehearsal for Shakespeare's As You Like It that will be performed by our Thursday students at the Esher Theatre on the 26th February 2023. 

Our students will be performing in classical text and this has been a great challenge and a lot of fun, whilst rehearsing for this great comedy! 

 

This Term overview

We will be continuing rehearsals more intensively in the new year, including some extra weekend rehearsals as we lead up to the show. 

 

After February half term, we will be accepting new students to join us for our usual training at YPS. The show will be over and we will be moving on to some filming projects with some contemporary scripts. 

Acting Coach

Marina Tapakoudes is a professionally-trained actor with extensive experience across theatre, television and audio. 

 

She studied acting at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Additionally, Marina has trained extensively in physical theatre with Jaque Lecoq. She has since worked on various professional film sets for Peracals Productions, Pi Productions and Pinewood studios.

 

Marina's background is in theatre and toured theatres as a rep with companies such as Instinct Theatre, performing in spaces such as 'Leicester Square Theatre', 'Southwark Playhouse' and 'The Kings Head Theatre'.

Marina has been teaching acting for four years to all age groups and has directed several full scale productions. 

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Acting Coach

Lily Driver-Thurston is a trained actor from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Leaving drama school, Lily started a theatre company where she wrote, directed and performed in various plays across London. Theatres includes, Kings Head, The London Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Hampstead Theatre. 

Lily has acted in several roles in short and feature films, credits include, Take Me There and Through a Dark Mirror. 

Lily has been teaching as a professional acting coach for over 10 years. She specialises in audition technique and has successfully trained countless children for roles in films, television, theatre and drama school training. Including, several students getting acceptance letters for Italia Conti and Rada. Past students have gone on to play roles in Westend's Matilda, Witching Hour, BBC's Shetland, Worst Witch. 

YPS was founded in 2019 and Lily is passionate about delivering drama school level training that is adapted for under 18's in an exciting and professional environment. In 3 years the school has grown by 800% and has become recognised by many industry professionals. 

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